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Bug #18848 servers crash when trying to upload file larger then ~2mb
Submitted: 2002-08-10 20:45 UTC Modified: 2002-10-24 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.7 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 3 (66.7%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: geo at line dot at Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: IIS related
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: win nt4
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-08-10 20:45 UTC] geo at line dot at
ive got 2 servers:
1. nt4, php 4.1, iis4
2. win200, php 4.2.1, iis5

when i try to upload a file trough a post it works well if it isnt larger than 1.5-2mb.
if its larger both of the servers crash exactely the same way, some kind of process occupies each second like 5mb de ram and the hd is heavely used by it (pagefile.sys) but in the processlist everything seams normal, you cannot see a process occupying this huge amount of memory.
this goes on and on til the server i tried and only php crashed but the server still kept running.

the php.inis look like this:
memory_limit = 16M
post_max_size = 12M
upload_tmp_dir = d:\temp\
upload_max_filesize = 11M

i read similar bugs but it couldnt find any solucion inthere...

hope you can help,


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 [2002-08-10 21:30 UTC] geo at line dot at
wanna edit this, there are other circumstancis than my dad told me :)

forget this with the other server, the server that really counts is the one running on nt!
its late now, cant continue testing now, please leave the question open, ill provide further details tomorrow!!!

 [2002-08-11 19:03 UTC] geo at line dot at are the facts:
nt4, php 4.2.2, iis4, php trough isapi (but only through extension, didnt add it as a isapi-filter)
ocurres what ive written before, server occupies memory til there isnt anymore to occupy, stops then but memory still isnt available so ive got to reboot it.

hope anybody can respond now.

 [2002-08-30 18:42 UTC] geo at line dot at
hey??? why doesnt anybody notice me????????????
 [2002-09-03 14:10 UTC] jt-news at thoestesen dot dk
Same problem with Apache 2.0.40 and php 4.3.0RC2 on windows 98. (Using php4apache2.dll)
Only difference is it files has to be larger before the server crash. (About 5-10 MB).
 [2002-09-03 20:00 UTC] geo at line dot at
do we have to report it in a special way??
here arnt any msgs from anybody... :(

but for me it seems pretty important...
hope anybody can handle this...
 [2002-10-08 22:34 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

 [2002-10-24 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over 2 weeks, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
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